Counter Stern Half Decker - £39,950
Status : FOR SALE
Lying : Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail
(Please scroll down to the 'Images' section below for more photos.)
LOA : 9.14m (30ft 0in)
LOD : 9.14m (30ft 0in)
Beam : 2.29m (7ft 6in)
Draft : 0.76m (2ft 6in)
Maximum Draft : 1.45m (4ft 9in)
Keel : Centreboard
- Wood carvel construction
- Builder and date of build unknown
- Counter stern
- Teak laid deck
- Centre plate (2ft 6in minimum draft)
- Major restoration works carried out professionally 2002-2005, including but not limited to:-
- Replacement of rudder post
- Replacement of timbers and shear strakes
- Removal of additional keel deadwood, re-instatement of centreboard slot in keel
- New stainless steel keel bolts, centreboard case, centre plate and rudder
- New deck beams, marine plywood sub-deck with teak laid deck with varnished mahogany covering boards, margin board and king planks
- New varnished mahogany rubbing strakes and toerails
- New varnished mahogany bulkheads and coamings with oak tabernacle and foot pad
- New varnished mahogany seats and hull linings with varnished pine floorboards
- Last surveyed 2005 (condition report for insurance purposes)
Rigging & Sails
- Gaff rig
- New varnished Sitka Spruce mast, boom and gaff 2005
- New standing and running rigging 2005
- Mainsail (terylene, 2005)
- Jib (terylene, 2005)
- New sail cover 2005
Mechanical & Electrical
- No auxiliary motor
The subject of a major, but sympathetic, restoration between 2002 and 2005, and professionally shed stored since, this beautiful and unusual half decker will undoubtedly turn heads where ever she goes. Her known history begins in 1951 when she was found in Peeks boatyard in Peterborough on the river Nene. At that time she was a gaff rigged with a cabin, and her centre plate had been removed. She was called Gypsy Queen. She was then moved to Harwich, changed to Bermudan rig and cruised the East Coast and across to France. The current owner purchased her on the South coast in 2000 and kept her on the Thames for a season before transporting her up to Norfolk for restoration. He had her cabin removed, the centre plate reinstated and a teak laid deck fitted. A new gaff rig was also designed and fitted with new Sitka Spruce mast and spars. She is ideally suited to sailing not only the Broads, where she currently lies, but also the Thames, etc.
A beautiful boat which we understand will require little work to recommission having been carefully shed stored since her £30,000+ restoration. Offers will be considered.
Please note: Photos 1-9 below were taken during sailing trials in September 2005 (post restoration).
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